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Global Database of Borehole Temperatures and Climate Reconstructions from University of Michigan and World Data Center for Paleoclimatology

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The borehole data at the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology is
from the University of Michigan's Global Database of Borehole
Temperatures and Climate Reconstructions. This project has as its goal
the design, assembly, analysis and interpretation of geothermal
observations on continents relevant to ... View entire text
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Description: Access to borehole and climate reconstruction data
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Caption:  Temeprature reconstruction from borehole data
Description:  Temeprature reconstruction from borehole data

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
Min Depth: -20 METER Max Depth: -600 METER

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Huang, S. and Pollack, H.N
Dataset Title: Global Borehole Temperature Database for Climate Reconstruction
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Version: 2001
Issue Identification: Data Contribution Series #1998-044
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1500-01-01
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 500 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online WWW
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: None
Phone: (734) 763-3169
Fax: (734) 763-4690
Email: shaopeng at
Contact Address:
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Michigan
4509 C.C. Little Building
City: Ann Arbor
Province or State: MI
Postal Code: 48109-1063
Country: USA
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Huang, S., Pollack, H. N., and Shen, P.Y., 2000. Temperature trends over the past five centuries reconstructed from borehole temperatures. Nature, 403: 756-758.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-08-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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